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New Booksy Card Reader – Designed to Improve the Checkout Process and Customer Experience

As a beauty professional, getting paid should be the easy part of your job. Booksy, the leader in booking and business technology for the beauty industry, has made the payment process extremely easy and even more convenient with their Booksy Card Reader

The Booksy Card Reader is new solution, powered by Stripe, a trusted leader in the payment processing space, that further enables beauty providers to process credit card, tap-to-pay, and mobile wallet payments – quickly, safely, and easily. This feature helps beauty pros spend less time chasing payments and more time doing what they love. 

Tameika Swint is the Executive Director and Founder of Styles 4 Kidz and is an avid user of Booksy Card Reader. This payment solution, that’s fully integrated with the Booksy app, has helped her business in more ways than one. Thanks to this feature, her salon’s checkout process is 5x faster! The tap-to-pay option is a huge benefit in a busy salon environment as it speeds up the process even more.

“One of the biggest downsides of a slow checkout experience is that you or your business look unprofessional. Before Booksy, we were spending an average five minutes at checkout. Now we’re spending a minute or less,” shared Tameika.   

This simple, more convenient way to pay helps Tameika and her staff spend more time building relationships, being creative and ultimately delivering the best experience possible to their clients. Styles 4 Kidz is a non-profit organization, so income reporting is also extremely important for their salon. With everything bundled in the app, Booksy Stats & Reportsenables users to pull reports easily, saving time and energy. A business owner can access their data and analytics at the touch of a finger.  

On average, Booksy Card Reader users see a 10% increase in tips and an 18% increase in average booking value. With Booksy Card Reader, beauty professionals get free next business day payouts or they can use Fast Payouts to get money within 30 minutes for a flat 1% fee. 

In a few easy steps, any beauty professional can start getting paid faster: 

  1. In the Booksy app, head to “Business Settings” and click on “Customer Payments” 
  2. Select “Payment Types” and choose “Booksy Card Reader”
  3. Select “Verify”. After you complete the verification process, you can order your Booksy Card Reader
  4. Once you receive your Booksy Card Reader in the mail, connect it to your Booksy app and start processing payments

Download the Booksy Biz mobile app for free or visit to learn more.


Booksy is a cloud-based appointment booking solution for hairstylists, colorists, barbers, nail artists, estheticians, massage therapists, salons, barbershops, spas and more. It offers appointment scheduling, calendar management, online payments, and a suite of marketing management functionalities. Android and iPhone apps supported. Booksy features two mobile applications: Booksy Biz for businesses and Booksy Lite geared more for independent professional plus a Booksy app for clients.